Oct 14, 2021
Now that the NEET-PG 2021 result is declared, constantly thinking about the next chapter is inevitable and important.
“I have always been fascinated with the world of Surgery, but I will have to settle for ENT. Should I appear for the exam again next year?”, “My friends think that opting for Preventive and Social Medicine is not a great idea. Are they right in believing so?” and so on. The answers to the questions that keep you awake and their impact on you will not only significantly shape your career in an almost irreversible way; but will determine what your life would be like until you retire to a serene place.
Considering the importance of clearing the doubts you have at this stage, we decided to answer some common questions and make your decision-making process less complicated and devoid of stress.
You may think that a given answer to this question reflects the personal opinions of an individual, and one answer cannot apply to thousands and lakhs of doctors across the nation. However, NEET-PG is the common thread that holds all the aspirants together. There are certain factors every candidate must consider before they decide to devote another year to the preparation of NEET-PG:
The following colleges made it to the top 10 Medical Colleges accepting NEET-PG scores as per the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) for the year 2021. If acquiring education from one of the finest colleges in the country is on the list of your goals, this is the information you will be needing:
TOP 10 COLLEGES ACCEPTING NEET PG SCORES
|COLLEGE||NIRF RANK 2021|
|Christian Medical College, Vellore||3|
|Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow||5|
|King George’s Medical University||9|
|Kasturba Medical College, Manipal||10|
|St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore||13|
|Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai||14|
|Madras Medical College, Chennai||16|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||17|
|VMMC- Safdarjung Hospital||18|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College for Women||22|
Some doctors have a definite map when it comes to their post-graduation journey. They are aware of their final destination and the path that leads to it. In contrast, some follow the trends and let those determine their final decisions.
If being on a college campus as a Professor or taking care of things in a Government office or a Pathology laboratory thrills you more than being in a hospital, you don’t have to change your choices. Getting a seat in one of the clinical branches is not the only way to have a successful career as a medical practitioner. General Pathology, for instance, is one of the non-clinical subjects that open doors to remarkable opportunities, and you should confidently pursue this branch.
Imagine you get Preventive and Social Medicine in a good college, and you will be able to earn a good stipend every month. All your peers ask you to drop the year or take a loan to get into a private college and study a clinical subject. But you neither find the subject boring nor are you too convinced about the option to take a loan. In this case, you must look forward to exploring options after Preventive and Social Medicine. You can work in Medical Colleges, Medical Labs, Military Healthcare Services, Community Healthcare Centres, etc. Moreover, you can also broaden your horizons by exploring options abroad after completing MD in PSM.
|Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi|
|Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi|
|Dr. RML, New Delhi|
|Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Bihar|
If you have decided to appear for the exam in 2022, it is crucial to ensure that you don’t repeat the mistakes you made in the NEET-PG 2021. Analyze your performance, discover your weaknesses and strengths, update your previous plan, and ensure that you have the resources you need to nail the NEET-PG 2022.
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Ridhima is a Content Writer at PrepLadder. She aims at making a significant difference in the academic journeys of Medical PG, NEET SS, and CAT aspirants through her content.